Rachel K. Kornegay

Rachel K. Kornegay

September 6, 2023, 71, Mount Olive —

Rachel K. Kornegay, 71, a lifelong resident of the Beautancus community near Mount Olive, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, September 6, 2023, at her home.

Rachel had been employed with Burlington Industries, after which she became a nurse.  She utilized her nursing skills at both Duplin General Hospital and SunBridge Nursing Home.

Rachel is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal and Creighton Fowler of Mount Olive, and Anita and Ryan Strickland of Beulaville; beloved grandchildren, Victoria Gorman and husband, Caleb, of Garner, Colton Wade Fowler of Mount Olive, Dylan Strickland of Beulaville, along with fiance, Ashley Hall, and Kaleb Strickland of Beulaville; four sisters, Wilma K. Jones and husband, Warren, of Mount Olive, Lana Carol K. Coker of Mount Olive, Eva K. Taylor of Mount Olive, and Vickie K. Dail of Calypso; several nieces and nephews; and Scott’s family to include his brother and in-laws, as well as the Kornegay nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William Scott Kornegay, who died April 19, 2023; an infant daughter, Victoria Ann Kornegay; her parents, Willard and Sadie Ezzell Kornegay; and four brothers, Ranson “Dick” Kornegay, Charles Dewey Kornegay, Carlton Kornegay, and Coy Kornegay.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 9, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at  2:00 p.m.   Officiating will be the Rev. Chris Turner.  Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery after the service.  Friends and family may also call at the Kornegay residence.